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Raspberry Pi: Amazing Projects from Scratch by Richard Grimmett, Matthew Poole, Arush Kakkar, Ashwin Pajankar

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Summary

In this chapter, we learned how to connect both Raspberry Pi camera modules and USB cameras to our Pi board in order to take image and video captures when required by our home security system. We also learned how to overlay our images with informative text and have the files immediately emailed to us.

In order to capture images from our camera at night, we also looked at ways to illuminate the capture area using both visible and infra-red lighting, with the ability to switch the lighting on and off as required by using a high-current Darlington transistor driver.

In the next chapter, we're going to get down to the business of putting together modules by building a mobile-optimized web-based control panel for our home security system. We'll ...

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